It takes a strong woman to stay by herself, in a world where people will settle for anything just to say they have something.
It’s an entire world of just 64 squares. I feel safe in it. I can control it, I can dominate it. And it’s predictable. So, if I get hurt, I only have myself to blame.[about a chessboard]
For a time, I was all you had. And for a time, you was all I had. We weren’t orphans. Not as long as we had each other.
You’ve been the best at what you do for so long, you don’t even know what it’s like for the rest of us.[to Beth]
Though I’m no longer a wife, except by a legal fiction, I believe I can learn to be a mother.[to Beth]